He does or he do?

 

Q:

When I was in the US, I heard people saying "she do" or "she don't." I'm wondering if it is correct to say that in American English.

Posted 18 November 2001

A:

"She do" and "she don't" are used in some dialects of American English, but are not usually considered acceptable in standard formal/written American English.

For a related topic, see "Nonstandard English" on this Newsgroup.

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